Moto X Pure Edition Price

Get a pure Android experience and killer specs for $299 unlocked

By on May 23, 2016 at 8:35 AM.

Get a pure Android experience and killer specs for $299 unlocked

If you want the latest and greatest Android experience on the market, by all means shell out $650 or more on a Galaxy S7 or HTC 10. They’re great phones and if you have the money to spend, they’re both highly recommended. But if you want a pure Android experience or if you want a great phone with a nice big screen that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition is still one of the best options out there — and right now it’s on sale starting at just $299 unlocked on Amazon. More →

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iPhone 7 Rumors

Alleged iPhone 7 case photos show a brand new feature no one wants

By on May 23, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Alleged iPhone 7 case photos show a brand new feature no one wants

The latest iPhone 7 rumor suggests that there may be a few more changes to the device’s final design than initially anticipated. According to a new set of images which purport to show the device’s rear casing, it appears that the iPhone 7 may feature a grand total of four speakers.

Originally published by Nowhereelse.fr, the alleged iPhone 7 photos vary a good deal from previous leaks we’ve seen over the past few months. While some of the antenna lines have been mercifully removed — consistent with previous rumors — you’ll note that the camera module and the LED flash have been reoriented vertically rather than horizontally. The leaked photos also support the persistent rumor that Apple’s next-gen smartphone will ship without a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.

But there’s also a curious new feature shown in the photos that suggest they might not accurately reflect the upcoming iPhone’s new design.

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Google Allo Duo Encryption

Google Allo security explained: The good, the bad and the ugly

By on May 20, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Google Allo security explained: The good, the bad and the ugly

Google isn’t happy with the chat apps it already has, so at I/O 2016 it showed off a new Assistant-infused Allo messaging app as well as a Duo video chat app intended to work like Apple’s FaceTime, but across platforms. From Google’s demos, you can easily see they’re incredible apps that should offer fast and smart communication. However, there are things you need to know about privacy and encryption. More →

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Galaxy S5 Photos

New leak shows Samsung’s next iPhone

By on May 20, 2016 at 9:43 AM.

New leak shows Samsung’s next iPhone

Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge clearly took inspiration from Apple’s iPhone lineup in a few key areas, but the phones for the most part have their own design identity. In particular, the Galaxy S7 edge stands alone as the sleekest and most stylish smartphone the world has ever seen — iPhone included. But just when it seemed as though Samsung was going to head in its own direction and steer away from its long history of copying Apple, something like this happens. More →

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Android N Seamless Updates

No current Android phone will get Android N’s most exciting new feature

By on May 20, 2016 at 9:16 AM.

No current Android phone will get Android N’s most exciting new feature

One of the most exciting features coming in Android N is one that doesn’t have an iPhone equivalent, and it concerns systems updates. Google adapted one of the features from Chrome OS for Android in order to offer users quick and hassle-free updates. Unfortunately, this amazing feature won’t be available on any of the existing devices out there, ever after they’re updated to Android N. So the Galaxy S7, the HTC 10, LG G5, or any other hot flagship handset will not get this awesome new feature. In fact, not even Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P owners will be able to enjoy it. More →

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Galaxy Note 6 iPhone 7 Plus

The Galaxy Note 6 and iPhone 7 might be in for a huge RAM upgrade

By on May 20, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

The Galaxy Note 6 and iPhone 7 might be in for a huge RAM upgrade

We often talk about the performance of mobile devices, insisting on real life tests that show how the hottest smartphones in town perform during regular usage. These are, after all, our main computers. And we want them to be fast, reliable, and efficient. The iPhone is still the performance benchmark to beat, with Galaxy flagships fighting for second place. The upcoming generation of smartphones from Apple and Samsung promise to be faster and more efficient than ever. And, ironically, it’s Samsung that’s going to help do that. More →

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iPhone 7s Features

Apple supplier mistakenly leaks details of next year’s major iPhone redesign

By on May 19, 2016 at 3:50 PM.

Apple supplier mistakenly leaks details of next year’s major iPhone redesign

Citing a statement from the CEO of Catcher Technology — a key Apple supply partner — Nikkei reports that one of Apple’s iPhone models in 2017 will feature a glass casing. If this ultimately pans out, it would mark the first time Apple has utilized a glass casing on the iPhone since 2011’s iPhone 4s.

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iPhone Touch ID Enter Password

Apple’s latest new iPhone feature is annoying, but you’ll like it anyway

By on May 19, 2016 at 3:21 PM.

Apple’s latest new iPhone feature is annoying, but you’ll like it anyway

Ever wonder why the iPhone and iPad ask you to type in your regular PIN or password when you fail to unlock your device with Touch ID? There are several reasons Apple has this failsafe mechanism in place, including a clever trick that was added only recently. The purpose of this new line of defense is to ensure that nobody can access your data. Why? You guessed it — it’s there in case a court tries to compel you to provide your fingerprint to unlock a device. More →

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Android N Vs iOS 9

5 Android N features you won’t find on any iPhone

5 Android N features you won’t find on any iPhone

By on May 19, 2016 at 10:31 AM.

Google’s big I/O 2016 keynote is now behind us and it was easily one of the most action-packed Google events we’ve seen in a long, long time. Be sure to check out our earlier post to read about the 8 most important announcements from Google I/O 2016.

Google covered several different bases on Wednesday. We saw the future of search in Google Assistant, we saw what could be the first nail in Amazon Echo’s coffin when Google unveiled Home, we saw a big push into VR with Daydream, and plenty more. One of the biggest areas of interest was clearly Android N though, and Google showed off a host of new features during the event.

Some upcoming Android N features were more novel than others, and some were borrowed from other platforms — namely iOS. Of course, Google also revealed several great new features that are nowhere to be found on any iPhone or iPad, and we’ll cover the coolest ones right here. More →

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iPhone 7 A10 Chip

Is this the chip that will power the iPhone 7?

By on May 19, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Is this the chip that will power the iPhone 7?

The iPhone 6s is the fastest smartphone you can buy today, thanks to a combination of hardware innovation and software optimization. Driving performance is a fast and energy efficient chip, the Apple A9, built by TSMC and Samsung. But the future of the Apple chip – and all mobile chips that will power high-end Android handsets in the following year – is even brighter.

ARM and TSMC have announced a 10nm FinFET test chip that shows “impressive power and efficiency gains relative to TSMC’s 16FinFET+ process technology.” That chip will likely be the basis of the Apple processor that will power future iOS devices. The question is, will TSMC make the 10nm in time for the iPhone 7 launch? Or will we see it only in iPhone 7s (or iPhone 8) next year? More →

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Siri Mac OS X 10.12 Leak

Here’s what Siri is going to look like on your Macbook

By on May 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Here’s what Siri is going to look like on your Macbook

We’ve known for a while now that Apple might bring Siri to the Mac. It certainly feels like the next logical step, considering that Siri is already available on iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The update is rumored to arrive later this year, and will be one of the main features of the upcoming OS X 10.12 update.

Even though we’ll have to wait for WWDC to see the full details, the first user interface elements for Siri for Mac have leaked, including the dock and menu bar icons. More →

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